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Re: Canna seed

I'm a bit behind with reading emails, so forgive me if this has already been 
My Cannas produce seed all the time.  I leave it on the stalk until the 
entire seed pod turns black.  The little round pod will then split on the sides 
(usually three sided), revealing the seeds.  At this point they can be cut off, 
or the pod will eventually open and drop the seed.  I have never planted any 
though since mine multiply enough.  I like to use the pods with the seeds as dry 
arangement additions.....much like the lotus seed pods.

zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 8/22/2003 11:02:43 PM Central Standard Time, 
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

> DH has a hybrid canna he placed in our pond(s) and this year noted that 
> it has seed pods. He is interested in attempting to grow them from seed 
> (even though I told him it would be much easier to simply divide the 
> clumps!). Any of you tropical/water gardener folks have any advice 
> re...when the seeds are ripe, and  what to do next (when you live in z 
> 5b? I refuse to admit that I live in z6!)
> Cathy

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